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France hunts armed robbers after hostage scare

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Top Stories, World

France hunts armed robbers after hostage scare

France hunts armed robbers after hostage scare

VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE: French police yesterday were hunting armed robbers who escaped after holding up a store in a shopping mall near Paris, prompting special forces to intervene and seal off the area. The three men-one of whom was thought to be an employee of the shopburst into the Primark store in Villeneuvela- Garenne early yesterday, said […]

Bangladeshi youngster’s fatal beating goes viral

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Bangladeshi youngster’s fatal beating goes viral

Bangladeshi youngster’s fatal beating goes viral

DHAKA: Bangladesh police were hunting a group of attackers yesterday who lashed a 13- year-old boy to a stake and then beat him to death, filming the onslaught on a smart phone. The 28-minute video, in which the boy is seen begging for water as he lay dying in the northeastern city of Sylhet, has […]

Toll from suicide attack on Afghan base rises to 33 – Twelve children, three women among the dead

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Toll from suicide attack on Afghan base rises to 33 – Twelve children, three women among the dead

Toll from suicide attack on Afghan base rises to 33 – Twelve children, three women among the dead

High-profile Tibetan monk dies in prison in China – China policy will stir resentment

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Asia, World

High-profile Tibetan monk dies in prison in China – China policy will stir resentment

High-profile Tibetan monk dies in prison in China – China policy will stir resentment

BEIJING: A Tibetan monk who was one of China’s most prominent political prisoners has died in jail, a relative said yesterday, and a rights group said security forces were deployed after protesters gathered near a government office in his home region. The United States, the European Union and international rights groups had called for the […]

3 Chinese Uighurs get 6 years over terrorism in Indonesia

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Asia, Top Stories, World

3 Chinese Uighurs get 6 years over terrorism in Indonesia

3 Chinese Uighurs get 6 years over terrorism in Indonesia

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under Europe, Health & Science, World

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

Climate activists protest on Heathrow’s runway

LONDON: A group of climate change activists cut through a perimeter fence at London Heathrow airport yesterday to stage a protest on one of its two runways, causing cancellations and delays to flights, officials said. Thirteen activists from the group Plane Stupid took part, attaching themselves to each other and to fencing with bicycle locks […]

Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy

Posted by on 13/07/2015
Filed under America, Fashion, Lifestyle, Top Stories, World

Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy

Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy

Mexico kingpin ‘Chapo’ escapes prison via tunnel – Second jail break, embarrassing blow to government

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under America, Top Stories, World

Mexico kingpin ‘Chapo’ escapes prison via tunnel – Second jail break, embarrassing blow to government

Mexico kingpin ‘Chapo’ escapes prison via tunnel – Second jail break, embarrassing blow to government

Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Middle East, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

Malala opens school for Syrian refugees

Israel frees Palestinian after 56-day hunger strike

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Middle East, World

Israel frees Palestinian after 56-day hunger strike

Israel frees Palestinian after 56-day hunger strike

ARRABA: Israel yesterday released a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike which brought him near death in a protest against the controversial procedure allowing detainees to be held indefinitely without charge. Khader Adnan was greeted to a hero’s welcome in his village near Jenin, in the northern West Bank, that included fireworks, songs […]

Everybody into the pool! Why is the 2016 GOP field so big?

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Top Stories, World

Everybody into the pool! Why is the 2016 GOP field so big?

Everybody into the pool! Why is the 2016 GOP field so big?

Euro zone leaders warn Greece must do more – Without bailout, bankrupt Athens will lose euro

Posted by on 12/07/2015
Filed under Business, Europe, World

Euro zone leaders warn Greece must do more – Without bailout, bankrupt Athens will lose euro

Euro zone leaders warn Greece must do more – Without bailout, bankrupt Athens will lose euro

BRUSSELS: Euro zone leaders told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit yesterday that it must restore trust by enacting key reforms before they will open talks on a new financial rescue to keep it in the European currency area. Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be required to push legislation through parliament from today to […]